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We had a late night last night. We didn’t get back to the hotel until around 4:00 A.M. We found a good late night rock n roll bar and it was fun. Amsterdam is an incredible place. Clean, friendly, and good food. There isn’t really too many pan handlers and I haven’t seen a homeless person either. Also, they are civilized and pick up their dog shit. Today is our last night and we leave to Hamburg tomorrow morning. This trip has been a good experience but I am missing home. I’ll be ready to leave once we do. I want to see my wife and dog and rabbit. Jason got some tix for us to go to the Anne Frank House today. That should be interesting. I’m going to go ahead and do it. I think Amsterdam gets an A+. Many may think that Amsterdam is a place for heathens because of all the things you can do should you choose. You can fulfill just about any vice you have whether it be drugs or sex or food, they have it, but its civilized. I highly recommend it for anyone that wants to have an amazing experience. I can see myself wanting to come back. It just has a cozy feeling about it. Amsterdam will be in my heart along with Ireland.

It was amazing to me how pristine Amsterdam seemed. I never saw any homeless people the whole time I was there but it doesn’t mean there isn’t. I’m sure there are but I just never came across any. I have nothing against homeless people at all. In fact I feel for them and for me I guess it was eye opening to not see any of them. We walked a pretty fair amount around the city center also. I think one day we logged almost 10 miles walking around. The reason I say it was eye opening was because it clicked in my head that there must be something they are doing right. Exactly what it is, I don’t know but it certainly worked. I stick to the A+ grade I gave it as it really was an amazing time. Part of it could be where we stayed as well and I can’t guarantee everyone will have the same experiences as I did there. I will say however that it’s not a place I would stay for over 5 days. I feel like that is plenty of time to be able to see a good majority of what you can see there. If you had a gun to my head and asked me to choose between Ireland and Amsterdam I would probably say Ireland. I only say that because there is a sense of rawness in Ireland that I love and you don’t get that in Amsterdam.

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